Jacquy Pfeiffer’s Christmas Sablés Cookies2016-12-14
Delicious French cookies from the James Beard award winner Jacquy Pfeiffer
This recipe reminds me of the fantastic years that I spent in Strasbourg, in French Alsace, (North East France), a place known for its culture and its cuisine
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Source of the recipeJacquy Pfeiffer is a native of Alsace in France, and is now working for the famous "French Pastry School" in Chicago.
Jacquy Pfeiffer published this book "The Art of French Pastry" in 2014, and won the "James Beard Award" for the best cook book.
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You can see Jacquy prepare the top pastry competition in France the "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" contest, in the documentary "Kings Of Pastry" (you may see it on Netflix). In the movie you will see other celebrities such as Stéphane Glacier, Sebastien Canonne, Philippe Rigollot and Stéphane Tréand who also has a pastry school in Costa Mesa, CA
For 20 sablés
1 Cup Flour (150 grams)½ Cup Almond Flour (50 grams)½ teaspoon (powdered) Cinnamon (1 gram)½ Cup Butter (100 grams)1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (5 grams)⅓ Cup Sugar (75 grams)½ teaspoon Salt (1.5 grams)2 teaspoons Eggs (20 grams)
EggwashA beaten Egg
Butter(1 Cup or 200 g), the
Vanilla Extract(2 teaspoons or 10 g), the
Sugar(⅔ Cup or 150 g), the
Salt(½ teaspoon or 3 g)
4. Mix those ingredients, by hand or with a stand mixer (like a Kitchen Aid)
5. Then add the
Eggs(2 Tablespoons or 40 g) and mix for
6. Add in the sifted
Almond Flourand mix
7. The result is a thick dough
Cookie CuttersYou will need cookie cutters. Since these are Christmas cookie cutters, I chose adequate shapes such as Xmas trees, Snow flakes, stars and gingerbread man....
2 hoursrest in the refrigerator, we need to roll the dough (0.19" (or 13/64" or 0.5 cm))
13. Here's the trick to get an evenly spread dough : use wooden sticks...
14. ... and roll the dough with a rolling pin on those wooden sticks...
That way, you will get the best results : A flat dough with no bumps. You are trying to achieve a thickness of 0.19" (or 13/64" or 0.5 cm)
21. After they're baked, sablés must cool down on a rack
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